Princeton Adult School (PAS) has announced it is offering more than 300 online courses starting on Wednesday, November 14. These classes are in addition to the school’s in-person classes, some of which still have openings for the current term.
“Whether you’re looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones,” says the school’s website. “You’ll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment.”
According to PAS, the courses are developed and led by expert instructors, and students will be able to interact with them, as well as with fellow students in online discussion areas. New sessions start every month.
To enroll in a course, visit the Princeton Adult School’s online instruction center at www.ed2go.com/princeton, search for the name of the course, and enroll by Wednesday, November 14, for this month’s sessions. For more information, call the school at 609-683-1101.
PAS is offering its online classes through a partnership with ed2go, an industry leader in online learning for adults that offers continuing education courses through a network of some 1,800 colleges and universities. Courses offered include:
A to Z Grant Writing. A course focused on equipping students with the skills and tools they will need to enter the field of grant writing.
“You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization,” says a PAS release. “You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.”
Mac, iPhone and, iPad Programming. Mobile applications is the fastest-growing software market today. This course will teach students to use the free Xcode compiler and the Objective-C programming language to program apps that they can sell through Apple’s App Store.
Publish and Sell your E-Books. Through this course, students will learn how to join the swelling ranks of authors who are publishing and selling their own e-books.
“E-books are blazing through the publishing world like a speeding comet, with thousands of previously undiscovered authors as the bright glowing lights in its tail,” says the PAS release. “Independent indie authors are becoming overnight sensations in the New York Times and USA Today, on Amazon, and well, everywhere e-books are sold.”
Interpersonal Communication. Students will learn about effective use of communication strategies and behaviors. “Words, facial and body movements, tone of voice, even clothing and situation, all form an intricate symbol system that must be quickly translated by those who want to communicate,” says PAS.
GMAT Preparation. Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). “Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must,” says PAS. “Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You’ll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency.”
Self Paced Tutorials. Independent study tutorials are for those who want to quickly build industry skills or earn continuing education credits. They cover a wide variety of fields, and students can start anytime, and work at their own pace.
Students will have access to all course material and assessments from the first day, and many tutorials can be completed in a few hours. Upon finishing the tutorial with a passing score, students will receive a certificate of completion.
PAS is a self-supporting, non-profit organization, administered by a volunteer board. Its courses are open to all adult residents of Princeton and neighboring communities.
Its in-person classes are held at Princeton locations, including Princeton University, Dorothea’s House, and several Princeton public schools. Most classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Princeton High School on Moore Street. Most classes are 10 weeks in length and are open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Classes that still have openings include:
What Is Linkedin?. Two sessions starting Thursday, December 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Princeton High School.
Introduction To Powerpoint. Three sessions starting Tuesday, November 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Princeton High School.
Heart Saver First Aid. Wednesday, November 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Princeton First Aid Rescue Squad.
Single Persons Guide To Financial Independence. Two sessions starting Tuesday, November 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Princeton High School.
Twitter: A Beginners Guide. Two sessions starting Thursday, November 8, 7 to 9 p.m. at Princeton High School.
Editing Your Digital Photos With Adobe Photoshop Elements. Four sessions starting Thursday, November 8, at Princeton High School.
According to Mark Branon, PAS president, the school will be celebrating its 75th anniversary at the end of this term. “We started with 600 students in 1939, and offered 20 courses, all of them held at Princeton High School. In the intervening years we have outgrown that location, and you will now find PAS courses not just in the high school, but all over town and even in neighboring communities.”
To sign up for PAS courses, go to www.princetonadultschool.org or register by mail at Box 701, Princeton, 08542. The school also asks people to E-mail with ideas for courses or instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org.